Tag: New Jersey

The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2013

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Think humans are apex predators? Think again.

  1. Despite what you may think, we aren’t apex predators like sharks and lions; but meat eating is on the rise worldwide. (Mongabay)
  2. A carbon tax isn’t here yet, but some surprising companies are already planning for it. (Huffington Post)
  3. As if they weren’t deadly enough, crocodiles use lures to catch their prey! (Science World Report)
  4. Trouble is arriving in New Jersey on six legs, and it doesn’t bode well for the state’s pine forests. (NPR)
  5. Update on the stranded whales: These pilot whales like to stick together, and that’s not good for the ones who are still alive, stranded. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 10

Written by | October 10th, 2013

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There are lots of climate change updates in today’s green news.

  1. Humans are living longer these days, and guess what that means for endangered species? (UC Davis)
  2. Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy hit, New Jersey residents want their politicians to do something about climate change. (Bloomberg)
  3. Love fish for dinner? Here are some things you should know about your restaurant/grocery store choices. (NPR)
  4. Unprecedented changes in climate are coming very soon for the tropics, and for Washington, D.C. by 2047. (Washington Post)
  5. A legally binding treaty to help curb worldwide mercury pollution is being signed. (BBC News)

Operation Osprey Banding

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2013

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Like to drink orange juice in the morning? Then you’ll be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A new invasive bug in Florida is threatening the state’s citrus crop. (NPR)
  2. Experts and journalists have weighed in, and here are four key moments of Obama’s climate change speech. (TreeHugger)
  3. Did extreme weather cause a tsunami in New Jersey? (Huffington Post)
  4. Since when did feeding birds constitute a charge of illegally feeding wildlife? (MNN)
  5. Can sharks in the Gulf and off Cuba’s coast be saved by a sustainable fishery? (Scientific American)

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we are reminded that nature can and should play an important role alongside engineered solutions in building (and rebuilding) the cities of tomorrow.

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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Recommendations from Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission include expressly recognizing that investing in natural infrastructure — the land and ecosystems around us — is essential to providing protection from climate change.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What’s cool, green and read with your morning coffee? That’s right, it’s Cool Green Morning time.

  1. Take a closer look at the amazing (and hilarious!) courtship rituals of birds-of-paradise. (Wired Science)
  2. Two young activists set out out to save rhinos, one letter at a time. (MNN)
  3. “Archaeology dog” sniffs out the past and locates 100-year-old bones. (National Geographic)
  4. Should doctors warn pregnant women about environmental risks? (Scientific American)
  5. Hurricane Sandy reveals New Jersey’s conspicuously lenient land-use regulations. (Huffington Post Green)

 

Nature Photo of the Week: Silly Rabbit

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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We love a nature photo with a sense of humor! Flickr user Brett NJ made us chuckle with this “caught in the act” shot of a hungry Eastern cottontail photographed at Julian L Capik Nature Preserve in Sayreville, New Jersey. We appreciate you sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2012

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Sometimes it’s not just about what’s organic, but what is good for you and the environment.

  1. Here’s a list of foods that are generally clean, nutritious and affordable. (The Daily Green)
  2. Check out these WWII-era posters about not wasting food, from a time when we cared about not wasting food. (Treehugger)
  3. The Caribbean’s coral reefs are on life support. (Mongabay)
  4. Construction of a highway in San Antonio was stopped indefinitely by a teeny, tiny, very rare spider. (Houston Chronicle)
  5. An innovative program is making birds and farmers happy in New Jersey. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2012

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From moonbirds to green jobs, here’s your morning dose of green news.

  1. B95, or “Moonbird” — A famous red knot — is back in the Delaware Bay, located by the same biologist who banded it 19 years ago! (Green)
  2. The Prius is now the world’s third top-selling car. (Bloomberg)
  3. Give local residents a say on how forests are used, and you’ll reduce deforestation and climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. Looking for a new job? Here are five surprisingly green ones. (National Geographic)
  5. Waste not, want not: If you’re a Massachusetts business, much of your food waste will soon be composted for green energy. (GreenBiz)
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